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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2007

    Not your average fiction

    These are great strange short stories. Not typical happily ever after, all wrapped up kind of stories. Aimee Bender has great imagination and writes very well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2005

    Strange, yet compelling

    If you are in a mood for something a little different i would read this. Some of the stories are quite fascinating.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2000

    Amazing

    I loved this book. Innocent, but at the same time deeply moving. A few of the stories are a little questionable, but the rest of them are terrific. The title story is simple and beautiful. Take it for what you can.Highly reccomended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Great story!

    Wow loved the imagination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2003

    You Go, Girl!

    Aimee Bender's 'The Girl in the Flammable Skirt' imbedded itself so deeply into my psyche that I had to write a short story to get some relief. (My story, 'Bender,' was published in Volume 18 of The Pacific Review (spring 2000) ... Ms. Bender is not in the story despite its title.) She is a writer's writer who can weave fabulist fiction into seductive, complex knots. The joy comes from trying to untie these knots but, just when you think you've got it, another thread appears out of nowhere. Thank you, Ms. Bender, wherever you are!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2000

    Awful

    The reviews of this book seemed strong. I can only imagine why. The prose is weak. Run-on after run-on. The imagery is also luke-warm. I could overlook that if there were good stories and good characters to follow, but nothing materializes. In one story a man wakes up with a hole in his stomach then his wife gives birth to her mother. Is this what literature has come to: Be strange and you will be good? Imagine a Kafkaesque world where not only does Gregor Sansa turn into an insect, but pies begin voting and his sister develops a third hand which then starves to death. Too much! The characters are so messed up you don't care what happens. They are better off as anything but themselves.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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